When Ray Lemes, 51, awoke 3 1/2 years ago to his wife screaming that there was an intruder in their house, he jumped out of bed and grabbed their laser-sighted Glock pistol.
But by the time he fired the weapon — striking Angelo State University student Tracy Glass five times — any need to do so had disappeared, prosecutors said Friday as his murder trial began.
“Life is a precious thing and there are limitations on when you can shoot someone,” Assistant District Attorney David Lunan told jurors in the 437th state District Court in opening statements. “Ray Lemes did not comply with those limitations.”
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